Lionel Messi misses penalty as Brazil beat Argentina
Lionel Messi misses penalty as Brazil beat Argentina

Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty as Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 in a fiercely contested "Superclasico" friendly in Beijing on Saturday.

Costa Rica revelation of Brazil World Cup: FIFA

Costa Rica`s national team was the revelation of the 2014 Brazil World Cup, according to event organiser and world football governing body FIFA, Federation International of Football Association.

Goetze will never now be Germany`s forgotten man

When Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 with Miroslav Klose becoming the World Cup’s all-team leading goalscorer, Mario Goetze could probably have been forgiven for not leading the cheers from the sidelines.

Goalkeepers shine brightest in Brazil

Despite being a tournament labelled as the return of attack-minded football after the caution shown in South Africa four years ago, Brazil 2014 has been a platform for the world`s best goalkeepers to shine.

Argentine goalie thanked Van Gaal in Netherlands` dressing room after WC semi win

Argentine goalkeeper reportedly thanked Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal in their dressing room after the World Cup semifinal for the help the Dutchman gave him at AZ Alkmaar.

Football World Cup: Hero Romero hails Argentina triumph

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero, whose heroics helped Argentina beat the Netherlands on penalties on Wednesday to progress to the World Cup final, said he was confident going into the shoot-out in Sao Paulo.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Messi is one step away from becoming a legend, says Baichung

In the second semi-final, Argentina edged past Netherlands 4-2 in the penalty shootout on Wednesday to set up a summit clash with Germany.

Time for Argentina to avenge 1990 World Cup final loss against Germany

In the second semi-finals of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2014, Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in the penalty shootout to set up a summit clash with Germany. After 24 long years, Argentina have managed to reach the final of the football World Cup.

FIFA World Cup: Argentina beat Netherlands in shootout to set up Germany final

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero pulled off two stunning saves as Argentina edged out the Netherlands 4-2 in the penalty shootout in a grinding semifinal match to set up a World Cup summit clash against Germany here Wednesday.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Romero tells Argentines to savour the moment

Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero told his compatriots to "enjoy the moment" after saving two penalties in the semi-final shootout win over the Netherlands on Wednesday to send his country into their first World Cup final since 1990.

Out of favour Romero is Argentina's No 1 World Cup keeper

Sergio Romero will be Argentina`s first-choice goalkeeper at the World Cup in Brazil in June despite spending most of his time at Monaco on the bench, national coach Alejandro Sabella said on Thursday.